July 02, 2008

Wine for Windows?!

Writing about web page http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=6241&package_id=112520

Probably nothing new to a lot of people, but I just spotted that the wine website has binary downloads for Windows.

Admittedly I can think of a couple of uses for this, but that doesn't really take away from the initial "wtf?" I got when I found out.

I wonder if it runs cygwin... :-)

(For anyone wondering what I'm blathering about, wine is a compatibility layer used for running Windows programs on Unix - or in this case, running Windows programs on Windows)


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  1. Mathew Mannion

    Admittedly I can think of a couple of uses for this

    Really? Other than running Worms in a window?

    02 Jul 2008, 15:33

  2. Nick Forrington

    That was pretty much what I had in mind :-)

    There are probably a few old programs that work in wine, but not Vista/XP too.

    Maybe checking your windows program for wine compatibility…

    02 Jul 2008, 15:48

  3. Andrew Ingram

    Madness!

    03 Jul 2008, 07:54

  4. Nick Howes

    Apparently you can use it to run Windows NT programs that wouldn’t otherwise work. So there you go.

    07 Jan 2009, 14:21


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